India drew first blood in the Test Series this week despite a moderate contribution from Virat Kohli. However Virat added another impressive stat to his CV recently in the ODI series against the West Indies where, having made 157 not out, he made an eighteenth successive score of 20 or more in ODIs, (passing Matthew Hayden’s run of 17 20+ scores in 2007.) He then extended his run to nineteen with 107 in the next match before finally falling for 16 in Mumbai. Twelve of Virat’s knocks were also over 50, (8×100, 4×50.) Read more
Last week’s Ask Steven column on CricInfo looked at people who opened the batting and the bowling in the same ODI. The question and the answer was:
Q : Mehidy Hasan opened the batting and bowling for Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final. How many times has this happened? Read more
In last week’s “Ask Steven” section on CricInfo “Irfan” from Pakistan asked:
I noticed that Ajit Agarkar has a Test batting average of 16.79 despite having a century to his name. Is this the lowest Test batting average to include a century? Read more
With Pagie reminiscing about the 1st XI’s promotion day out at Sanderstead in 2008, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/02/04/my-greatest-xi-andy-page/), the same day the 2nd XI crushed Lingfield to secure the Championship of the 2nd XI competition. Five of Richie P’s greatest XI, (http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2016/12/11/stoke-dabernon-advent-calendar-2016-11/), were in the side that day, and a few were out with Logie last week. Here is the team… Read more
Yesterday evening saw Logie complete his 29th catch-up mission, (of 70 in his calendar so far), for his 70th birthday.
For those who don’t know Logie, he was Stoke’s 1s skipper in 1997 and 1998, (he also captained the 2s for part of 1995, all of 1996 and all of 2000), and assembled a squad of Stokers to help celebrate his birthday, (not until April!), at The Plough over the road from the Club yesterday evening. Read more
11 is for “My Greatest XI”
Listening to an old audio-book of Richie Benaud’s, in it he devotes a couple of chapters to what he calls “My Greatest XI.” By his definition they had to:
* Be brilliant cricketers, characters and good mixers on & off the pitch as they would be representing him. Read more
* Have a beneficial effect on the game, be champions and have left an influence on cricket.
* Play on good pitches with pace, good for shots and fast bowlers, with spin to come into the game later on.
With thoughts turning to Alan’s funeral tomorrow, one of many things he did for the membership – before the days of the internet and other instant messaging and social media, (and the Play Cricket network) – was to produce “Cover Point” – a periodic newsletter that was posted to all members. Read more
A message to the world from Keith…
I have 2 spare tickets for the first One Day International on Thursday 3rd September at The Ageas Bowl. They are in the T Lower Block, Row A seats 22 & 23 (in the front row.)
I am only looking for face value of £50 each. If you are interested please drop me a line: Read more
Sunday 10th May 2015 – Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 198 all out (44.5 overs)
Harrow Wayfarers 152 for 9 (44 overs)
A match where the balance of power ebbed and flowed throughout ended in draw.
Batting first, Stoke openers Nico Spreeth and Baz Medlycott made steady progress, adding 38 at 4s before both fell in successive overs; Medlycott bowled repeating a shot that brought him runs the ball before; Spreeth, (17), was leg-before to left-armer Hallam who was his usual competitive but good-natured self throughout. Read more
Surrey Championship Division 3 – 2nd XI competition
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI 226 for 6 declared (49.5 overs)
Pyrford 2nd XI 125 all out (41.4 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 2nd XI won by 101 runs
A superb all-round team performance where all the batsmen made double-figure scores, the bowlers hunted as a pack, and the fielders showed their skills saw Stoke record a big win over Pyrford at the Rec. Read more